Olivier Award-winner Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones’ Ramsay Bolton, Misfits) will star in Dawn King’s comic drama Foxfinder which has its West End premiere at the Ambassadors Theatre from 6 September 2018 for a strictly limited season until 5 January 2019.
The production will be directed by Rachel O’Riordan whose production of Killology at the Royal Court won the 2018 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre. Further casting will be announced at a later date.
First performed at London’s Finborough Theatre in 2011, Foxfinder opened to rave reviews and won King the 2013 Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright award, a Pearson Award Bursary as Playwright-in-Residence at the Finborough, the Papatango Theatre Company new writing competition and the Off West End award for Most Promising Playwright.
England is in crisis. Fields are flooded, food is scarce and fear of the red beast grips the land. William Bloor, a foxfinder, arrives at Judith and Samuel Covey’s farm to investigate a suspected fox infestation. The Covey’s harvest has failed to meet their target and the government wants to know why. Trained from childhood, William is fixated on his mission to unearth the animals that must be to blame for the Covey’s woes. But as the hunt progresses, William finds more questions than answers…
Foxfinder is designed by Gary McCann with lighting design by Paul Anderson. Simon Slater is the composer and sound designer for the production.
Iwan Rheon trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and made his professional stage debut in Eight Miles High at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre, before his breakthrough role as the haunted, suicidal Moritz in the musical Spring Awakening, for which he won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical. In 2009, he joined the cast of E4’s BAFTA award-winning superhero drama Misfits which to date has been broadcast in 100 territories. He returned to the stage in 2010 in the National Theatre Wales’ production of John Osborne’s The Devil Inside Him and in 2011, Aleksey Scherbak’s Remembrance Day at the Royal Court Theatre. He made his cinematic debut in Resistance, other film work includes Wild Bill, Wasteland, Daisy Winters and The Liberator.
Between 2013 and 2016 Rheon played the villainous Ramsay Bolton in HBO’s multi-award winning Game of Thrones. Other television credits include ITV’s Vicious, BBC1’s Our Girl, Netflix sci-fi thriller Residue, and for Sky One Riviera and Adolf The Artist. Most recently he played the lead role in Marvel’s ABC drama series Inhumans and it has just been announced he will be playing Mötley Crüe’s guitarist, Mick Mars, in biopic The Dirt alongside Douglas Booth. Iwan will also be seen in the forthcoming films Berlin, I Love You and as the lead in WWII thriller Hurricane.